Dave Galanter
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Mikel Midnight

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Ed Love

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Subj: Re: Very Important Characters in 1972...
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 at 11:56:08 am EDT (Viewed 71 times)
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Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2021 at 01:27:19 pm EDT (Viewed 106 times)

    Gulliver Jones pre-dated Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter novels. He wasn't quite as swashbuckling as Carter though and completely eclipsed. He pops up from time to time such as in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and teaming up with Carter over at Dynamite Comics.

I sort of wish Marvel would collect the Gullivar Jones strips, although objectively I doubt there's enough of a market for it, despite the fetching Steranko cover.

    None of the Doc Savage stories are public domain. Street & Smith were very good at renewing their copyrights, so don't look for Doc, the Shadow, Justice Inc., falling into public domain for about another decade. But there are plenty of similar pulp characters who have at least their first story if not entire run public domain: Thunder Jim Wade and Jim Anthony if looking for a Doc analogue.

Since they lost the franchise I always wished someone at Marvel would retcon in a Doc Savage replacement (to have teamed up with the Thing, etc). They had the chance in their *Mystery Men* series but never quite took advantage of it.

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